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  1. Obscure Sexual Condition for Women

    March 23, 2006 -- A little-known women's condition called "persistent sexual arousal syndrome" (PSAS) is getting researchers' attention. David Goldmeier, MD, FRCP, and Sandra Leiblum, PhD, describe PSAS in the International Journal of STD & AIDS . They write that women with PSAS "become involuntaril

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  2. Eat, Exercise, Relax, and Sleep Your Way to Better Sex

    Thought about leading a healthier lifestyle but haven't gotten around to doing it? Here's a possible incentive: Experts say people who are mentally and physically fit are more likely to have good sex lives.   "If you feel good about yourself, you are in a better position to feel good about relation

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  3. Best Cancer Test: HPV vs. Pap Smear

    Nov. 2, 2006 -- For more than 60 years the Pap smear has been the screening method of choice for cervical cancer, but it is not the best approach for assessing risk in older women, new research suggests. Findings from a large, Danish study provide compelling evidence that testing for human papilloma

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  4. Sensors in Nose May Sniff Sex Cues

    July 31, 2006 -- A second set of sensors in the noses of mice - and, perhaps, in humans -- may be used to detect sexual cues rather than scents, and aid in the mating game, according to a new study. Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Seattle, discovered the second set of sensory r

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  5. Heart Drug for Female Sexual Disorder?

    July 24, 2006 -- Like Viagra before it, a drug once studied to treat heart problems may help treat sexual dysfunction. But this time it's being tested exclusively for women. A new study shows that a modified version of the experimental heart drug Candoxatril was effective at increasing blood flow to

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  6. 'Thickener' May Prevent HPV Infection

    July 14, 2006 -- A common ingredient used to thicken everything from baby food to sexual lubricants may help fight the virus that causes cervical cancerand genital warts. Researchers found the thickener, carrageenan prevented human papilloma viruses (HPV) from attaching to cells in laboratory tests.

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  7. FDA Cracks Down on Illegal Sex Drugs

    July 12, 2006 -- The FDA today warned consumers not to purchase or consume seven products that are promoted and sold on web sites as "dietary supplements" for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) and enhancing sexual performance. The products -- Zimaxx, Libidus, Neophase, Nasutra, Vigor-25, Actra-Rx,

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  8. Panel: HPV Vaccine for Young Girls

    June 29, 2006 - A government panel today recommended that girls as young as 11 routinely get a new vaccine against cervical cancer, which prevents infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus known to cause most cervical cancers and genital warts. The Advisory Committee on

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  9. Sex Drive May Be Swayed by Genetics

    May 31, 2006 -- Genetics may affect a person's sex drive, a new study shows. The study -- published online in the journal Molecular Psychiatry -- doesn't claim to totally explain the science of sexual desire, or why levels of sexual desire vary. But the researchers note that their findings deserve m

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  10. Cancer Vaccine Works Long Term

    April 5, 2006 -- A vaccine targeting the sexually-transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer was still protecting women who got it after more than four years, researchers reported Wednesday. The findings represent the longest follow-up yet of an experimental human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine,

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